‘𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎’𝚜 𝚗𝚘 𝚋𝚒𝚝𝚌𝚑 𝚘𝚗 𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚑 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚏𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚔𝚒𝚍𝚜.’
𝙳𝚘𝚕𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚜 𝙲𝚕𝚊𝚒𝚋𝚘𝚛𝚗𝚎 – 𝚂𝚝𝚎𝚙𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝙺𝚒𝚗𝚐
Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell. But not quite what the police had expected. Dolores Claiborne has a confession to make… (taken from the blurb).
𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄: 4/5 ⭐️
A good read if you’re looking to dip into Stephen King’s mind without delving into the abyss that is The Green Mile (I’ve never been brave enough!)
The main character, Dolores Claiborne, spends a long time telling a long story – and every word is necessary.
The book is written primarily in a one-person stream of consciousness, in the voice of a 66-year-old housekeeper and carer from Little Tall Island, Maine.
Stephen King has always been a truthful, visceral author, and he has no problem capturing the voice of an old, troubled woman.
My only qualm was that I struggled to get into it due to the way it’s written, but once you get over the colloquial style – it sucks you in.
Would highly recommend!